Articles by: Liz Fleming
Is a travel writer with weekly columns in the Toronto Star, various other newspapers and tripatlas.com. She's a thrilled to be a blog contributor, and is inspired by the people she's met through White Oaks.

by / on October 28, 2012 at 8:00 pm / in INSPIRE

Accidental Vacation

I caught a bridge the other day. You have to live in Niagara to know what that means. I’d been hurrying to a meeting in Niagara-on-the-Lake, rushing too quickly to notice the world around me. The gambler in me made choose to take Queenston Street instead of the highway and that was my undoing. A raised bridge put an end [...]

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by / on July 20, 2012 at 10:03 am / in HOTEL, INSPIRE

Niagara’s Bounty

I went to the grocery store the other day and had my attitude adjusted. Thought I’d pick up a bag of milk – it was $16.00 for three liters. Yup. And the bottle of ketchup I looked at was $14.99 – no kidding. And three, tiny, pale triangles of under-ripe watermelon on a Styrofoam tray? A stunning $3.99. Where was [...]

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by / on June 4, 2012 at 7:30 am / in HOTEL

Return of the Daredevil

Feel as if you’re having trouble finding balance in your life? Try trading places with Nik Wallenda. On June 15, Wallenda, the 33-year old Florida stuntman will saunter across the Niagara gorge, from the U.S. to the Canadian side, balancing on a two-inch wide tightrope. Although there have been other tightrope walkers who’ve challenged Niagara, none have gone straight across [...]

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by / on April 25, 2012 at 10:29 am / in HOTEL

Try Mindful Walking

“Look at that blue jay!” my father would say, slowing the family the car to a near standstill on the 401. “That’s the male. They’re the most beautiful, you know.” While he may not have won any awards for great driving habits and was probably the cause for my mother’s high blood pressure, my father never missed anything interesting the [...]

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by / on March 14, 2012 at 7:00 pm / in HOTEL

Backyard Tourist Fun

Play tourist in your own backyard! So…the kids are antsy and your fuse is getting shorter.  The whines in your worlds don’t go with cheese! They’re booooored. What is there to doooooooo? Plenty. Tell those little ingrates to be happy they’re living in one of the great vacation capitals of the world – and then prove that statement right by [...]

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by / on February 8, 2012 at 4:08 pm / in DINING

Warm Up to Ice Wine

There’s a richness in our Niagara soil and a warmth in the air that produces some of the finest grapes in the world – and some of the best wines.  Sharing the same latitude with the wine-growing regions of France, Italy, Germany and Northern California, Niagara is home to more than 80 wineries – and they’re all eager to throw [...]

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by / on February 8, 2012 at 4:05 pm / in HOTEL

The Party’s Never Over in Niagara

You know what’s great about living in Niagara? Everything! We can enjoy all the fun of one of the world’s most famous attractions and barely have to spend a dollar on gas to get there. The whole sideshow is right in our own backyard. Where else in the world can you strap on a pair of rental skates and swoop [...]

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